Sex Toy Shopping Tip #3 relates to g spot, vaginal, rabbit vibrators – and more!

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This post is part of a three-part series related to tips for shopping for sex toys (such as vibrators). Read Part 1 and Part 2, and make sure to check back next week for Part 4.

Tip #3: Know where you’re going. 

When shopping for sex toys, it helps to know what exactly you want to do with it. Buying a Rabbit just because it was on Sex and the City is – as thousands of women have found out – perhaps not the best way to choose a toy. Instead, spend some time thinking about what you know about your body and, if you’re in one, your relationship as a means of figuring out what toy might work for you. For example:

- Do you prefer clitoral stimulation only, without much need for vaginal penetration? Consider a silver bullet or Laya.

- Into g spot play? Open yourself to any number of options of g spot curved dildos and vibrators.

- Like both clitoral and vaginal stimulation? Then a Rabbit-like dual action toy may, indeed, be for you.

- Looking for a couples’ vibrator to use during intercourse? How about the We-Vibe?

- Interested in a condom-compatible vibrator to use with a partner? How about a vibrating condom ring, available in many local drug stores (yes, in the condom section)?

Over time, you may want to branch out to experiment with different toy types but when you’re first beginning, it helps to start with the types of stimulation that work best for you and your body. If you feel like you need a crash course in the workings of your body, check out For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality.

[Originally published in my weekly column at CheekyChicago.com]

[Photo above by kiss the sun and walk on air, via their Flickr photostream.]

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

  • Fleur

    Your sexual advice and intimate stories are both excellent, will be following you on Twitter! Fleur

  • Fleur

    Your sexual advice and intimate stories are both excellent, will be following you on Twitter! Fleur

  • Debby

    Thanks for the compliment!

  • Debby

    Thanks for the compliment!

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    Experimentation is key. Knowing what kind of vibrators you like means you know more about your sexuality, and that makes you a better lover!

  • http://www.adameve.com/ Adam & Eve, Sex Toys

    Experimentation is key. Knowing what kind of vibrators you like means you know more about your sexuality, and that makes you a better lover!

  • Debby

    Couldn’t agree more! But curious: when you suggest good beginning vibes to women, which ones do you typically recommend?

  • Debby

    Couldn’t agree more! But curious: when you suggest good beginning vibes to women, which ones do you typically recommend?

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    Knowing how you prefer to be stimulated is definitely a big, helpful first step when deciding which sex toys to buy! It narrows things down a bit.

  • http://www.adameve.com/ Sex Toys, Adam & Eve

    Knowing how you prefer to be stimulated is definitely a big, helpful first step when deciding which sex toys to buy! It narrows things down a bit.